What is PURE?
The University has recently purchased and installed the PURE current research information system.
Training in the use of PURE for academic research active staff will be arranged over the coming months and details will be provided on this page.
The PURE system will be used internally to integrate all information about the University’s research activities in a single place. The system has already been interfaced with a number of University central databases and will provide information stored in these automatically to PURE.
PURE at GCU stores and makes relations between the following types of information content:
- Staff associations with organisational structures (School, Department, Subject Area, Research Institutes and Research groups)
- Research publication meta data, links, DOIs, or full text
- Project application bid and award documentation
- Live academic project records (e.g. documents, data, and reports) and spend by year
- Academic staff supervisor-research student relations
- Academic research impacts, activities, events, press clippings
- Personal and customisable academic profiles and c.v. generation from PURE content
- Report generation
PURE and the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014)
PURE also provides a dedicated software module for the preparation of the University’s submission to REF 2014. All research active staff wishing to be considered for submission in REF will have an individual record of their activities stored in PURE for assessment.
The first set of dates for training are as follows:
- Monday 27th August 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Tuesday 28th August 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Wednesday 29th August 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Thursday 30th August 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Friday 31st August 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Monday 3rd September 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Tuesday 4th September 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
- Friday 7th September 10am - 11am and 1pm-2pm
Each session will last no more than an hour.
The PURE system, produced by Atira of Denmark, has now been adopted by more than 20 UK universities including many of Scotland’s research-intensive institutions.
Further details about the PURE system are available from the Atira website.